Football is a very popular sport in Nigeria, and whenever you travel to any part of the country, it is a common thing to find children playing soccer on the streets.
Over the years, individuals, organizations and government have capitalized on this passion for creating top football academies in Nigeria to groom the youngsters into superstars.
In this post, we look at the top 5 football academies in Nigeria that have distinguished themselves over the years.
1. Pepsi Football Academy
Pepsi football academy was founded in the early 1990s by the popular beverage company, Pepsi. The academy’s main base is the Agege stadium in Lagos, and it also has 14 centres across the country with around 3000 students.
Over the years, it has produced players who have gone to have outstanding careers. Notable products of the academy are John Mikel Obi, Elderson Echiejile, Joseph Akpala, Sunday Mba and Taiwo Awoniyi.
The academy also offers some of its students scholarships to the UK.
The academy’s website is www.pepsifootballacademy.com.